Genus GLAREOLA

Genus GLAREOLA.

Glareola — a diminutive from glarea— gravel, from its haunting gravelly places.

Culmen much arched. Wings narrow, long, and pointed. First primary longest. Nostrils basal, oblique, semi-tubular. Hind toe well developed. Mid claw pectinated. Gape wide. Resemble Swallows both in detail of structure and flight. Linnaeus placed them with Swallows, and Blyth approximates them to Nightjars. Called " Sea-Partridges" by the French. S. Europe, Africa, C. Asia, India, Burma, China, to Australia.

(i.) Tail forked.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus GLAREOLA
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
148
M_ID: 
4412
M_SN: 
Glareola
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12857

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